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Low, wide bowl with red-slipped interior and base. The exterior is decorated with a row of fourteen bean-like forms or similar vegetal motif painted on a cream ground. Each "bean" is painted alternately red or gray, the exception being two pairs on opposite sides of the bowl. One pair is...

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Marks

On bottom: "14" in black.

Provenance

Private collection, Massachusetts, by the late 1950s; to MFA, March 2001, anonymous gift.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Nasca, Early Intermediate Period (Middle/Late Nasca), A.D. 200–600

Object Place

South Coast, Perú

Dimensions

8.4 x 19.7 cm (3 5/16 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2001.151

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: dark red, cream, gray, and black slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware